cat's-tail definition

  • noun:
    • See timothy, cat-tail, cirrus.
    • identical to cattail
    • A name when it comes to plant Equisetum arvense and other types of that genus.
    • just like cirrus cloud. See cloud.
    • A form of cirrus when the fine cloudy filaments resemble a bushy, curved cat's tail.
    • tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed minds that explode when mature getting rid of large quantities of down; its long level leaves can be used for making mats and chair seating; of the united states, Europe, Asia and North Africa

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